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Curb Appeal Can Sell Your Home More Quickly!

Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal for a Quicker Sale


Selling a home in today’s market requires a bit of marketing, some sweat and elbow grease, and a touch of luck.  But even in a competitive selling market, it is possible to turn the sign in your front yard from For Sale to Sold so you can move on to your next residence.

First, look at your home as if you were a potential buyer.

Drive up to the driveway or the front curb and park, carefully looking at the home as if for the first time.  Make note of the beautiful aspects of your home, and also areas that could deter potential buyers. The curb appeal of your home is the first image they will see.

Refurbish the outside woodwork that has been weathered by the sun, rain and snow.  If you have a front porch, wooden window edgings or even a back deck, chances are these areas could benefit from new stain for a refreshed and clean look.

Home decks return about 70 percent of their original cost back to homeowners. However, that’s only when the decks are kept in top shape.  Flood wood care offers an entire wood care system from prepping materials to stain to give decks and woodwork a beautiful look that will have home buyers and your neighbors impressed.

In addition to your exterior woodwork, also take a look at your siding and gutters.

Vinyl and aluminum sidings can collect dirt and look dingy after a season or two.  Use a power washer on the siding and gutters to wash away the grime and spider webs. This brings some vibrancy back to the outside of your home.  Also consider adding season-appropriate flowers, plants or landscaping.

Finally, take a close look at your exterior lights.

Glass-enclosed lights become filthy from all the elements. Take a quick moment to wipe them clean with glass cleaner.  If your light fixtures are tarnished, or looking run down, purchase a can of spray paint in any complimentary color to the exterior of your home and freshen them up.  It will also make your lights appear new in no time at all.

These quick-fix projects will boost the look of your home both for prospective buyers arriving at your front door, and also in the photographs visible online.  With this better exterior appearance, chances are you’ll be able to sell your home much quicker.

-Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram